The resident farmer feeds a lamb at White Lotus Farm & Inn in Port Ludlow
Farm fun for the whole family
A complete change of scenery and all-new experiences are the hallmarks of a memorable family vacation. Enter this fresh crop of vacation destinations: Washington family farms. A farm stay, also known as agritourism, involves staying on a real working farm and immersing your fam in the charms — and sometimes chores — of rural life.
Farm-stay digs generally involve a cottage or guesthouse of some sort, with some farms also offering suites, tents, yurts or RV camping sites. Many specifically welcome families, inviting kids and their grown-ups to partake in the multitude of chores and activities that make up the bustle of farming life. Imagine cooking meals with produce plucked right out of the garden, cuddling fluffy chicks and bottle-feeding baby goats. Some farms have a specialty focus, offering experiences such as cheesemaking, horseback riding and fishing.
We’ve handpicked five farm-fresh stays around Washington where the whole family can enjoy a refreshing change of scenery, and even pick up some new skills. Let’s go!
Up first: White Lotus Farm